Robert W. Straw
DIXON – Robert W. Straw, 95, of Dixon, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Heritage Square in Dixon. He was a lifetime farmer in Lee County.
Robert was born March 27, 1917, in Dixon, the son of Carl C. and Cenie M. (Seyster) Straw. He married Vora M. Mosher on July 7, 1940, in Champaign. She preceded him in death on Jan. 6, 2011. Robert was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Sterling for 30 years, and First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Dixon for the past 15 years. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1940, and was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Robert was a member of Prairieville Cemetery Board, and a past member of Lee County Service Company Board of Directors, Lee County Livestock Feeder’s Association and Jordan School Board.
Survivors include four sons, David (Linda) Straw of Richmond, Ind., George Straw of Fairfield, Iowa, and Paul (Nelda) Straw and Ronald (Ruth) Straw, both of Dixon; one sister, Shirley Virginia Adams of Fergus Falls, Minn.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Dixon, with the Rev. Lynn Bond, pastor, officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Prairieville Cemetery in Dixon.
Memorials have been established to First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Dixon, First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Sterling and Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon.
We want to thank Serenity Hospice and Home for their excellent care.
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